This paper by Elena Piffero examines the challenging process of fostering participatory development in the informal neighbourhood of Boulaq El Dakrour. Piffero worked with PDP staff in the informal neighbourhood for several months and used data and experiences covering a 10-year period for her assessment.
The International Symposium on “Exchanging Global and Egyptian Experiences in Dealing with Informal Areas within the Wider Urban Management Context” was held by the Participatory Development Programme (PDP) of the GIZ and several Egyptian partners in Cairo from 14th to 15th October 2008.
On behalf of the PDP, Dr. Khaled Abdelhalim was giving a comprehensive presentation on PDP’s experiences in advising decision-makers on the local, regional and national level on how to upgrade informal areas. The presentation highlights the responsibilities of the district, governorate and ministerial level and shows instruments to be applied for dealing with informal areas on each level.
Ägyptens Städte haben ein Problem: ungeplante, arme Stadtteile ohne urbane Infrastruktur. Der Dialog zwischen den Bewohnern der illegalen Ansiedlungen und der Verwaltung ist abgerissen. Die GIZ knüpft neue Verbindungen.
Thomas Veser | Text und Fotos